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HSS Professional Learning & Curriculum Resources

Opportunities for educators and resources that focus on effective implementation of the state content standards.

Successful implementation of the content standards, curriculum development, and instruction depend on teacher preparation and on long-term professional learning and access to high quality resources.

Professional Development and Resources for the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum — Budget Act of 2021

The Education Omnibus Trailer Bill (AB 130) appropriated funding to provide local educational agencies:1) professional development and regional training for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals to support creation or expansion of ethnic studies course offerings, including, but not limited to, courses that use the ethnic studies model curriculum (ESMC), and 2) an online repository of resources to support ethnic studies courses. This includes the collection and review of materials to be made available for educators to use in implementing the ESMC.

For more information, please visit Ethnic Studies Professional Development.

Professional Development and Resources for the History–Social Science Curriculum Framework— Budget Act of 2017

The Education Omnibus Trailer Bill (AB 97) appropriated funding to provide professional development and resources for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals on the History–Social Science (HSS) Framework, including but not limited to Armenian Genocide; labor; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans; and civic education components of the HSS Framework. Senate Bill 840 (2018) allocated an additional $500,000 to support development of HSS curriculum framework resources related to genocide awareness education, including the development of study guides and other resources. Additionally, an online repository of resources External link opens in new window or tab. is available to support the implementation of the HSS Framework. These resources are available on the Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship Project External link opens in new window or tab. website.

2017–18 Funding Results

HSS Curriculum Areas

  1. General Social Science
    Resources listed on this page are relevant for multiple history-social science curriculum areas.

  2. California, United States, and World History
    Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of California, United States, and World History.

  3. Resources to Support Civic Engagement
    Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of civics, government, and service learning.

  4. Economics and Financial Literacy
    Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of economics and financial literacy.

  5. Geography and Environmental Education
    Resources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of geography and environmental education.

  6. Global Education
    Information and resources relating to global education, global competence, and global citizenship.

Primary Source Document Repositories

  1. Primary Source Document Repositories
    This page offers links to some of the most widely used repositories of primary sources to use in developing history-social science lessons.
Questions:   Professional Learning Innovations Office | PLIO@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-6269
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 15, 2021